Story: Matariki – Te Tau Hou Māori

Matariki and the six sisters – story by Ngāti Toarangatira

Te Waari Carkeek tells the Matariki story of Ngāti Toarangatira iwi. The video, aimed at children, includes time-lapse photography of places in the Wellington region significant to Ngāti Toa, including Mana Island, Kāpiti Island, the Tararua Ranges and Te-Upoko-o-te-Ika-a-Māui (Wellington Harbour).

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How to cite this page:

Paul Meredith, 'Matariki – Te Tau Hou Māori - Heralding the new year', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/47456/matariki-and-the-six-sisters-story-by-ngati-toarangatira (accessed 26 January 2022)

Story by Paul Meredith, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 19 Jun 2021